|Celebrating 100 years of women's votes|
As I'm not able to go away on holiday this year, I'm trying to make the most of things to do (more or less) on my doorstep, so a sunny evening last week beckoned me out to Ashford in the Water, near Bakewell, to see their well-dressings.
|One of the wells, safely covered|
|The Angel of the North - |
with the Tyne Bridge above,
and details of fishing boats, miners,
and dockyards around the borders.
Some villages only have a single well, spring or pump to decorate, but Ashford has five - decorated in very different styles.
|100 years of the RAF|
In the evening quiet, Ashford looks picture postcard perfect.
|Like any quintessential village,|
Ashford has its own cricket team
This was my favourite well-dressing - Alice in Wonderland, with monochrome borders (white pebbles and dark mustard/cabbage seeds), contrasted sharply with the multi-coloured, flamboyant Mad Hatter and giant mushrooms.
|The Mad Hatter|